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Committee visits Brussels for Visions of EU Reform Inquiry

08 January 2016

On 12 and 13 January the European Union Select Committee visits Brussels to discuss the UK Government's proposals for EU reform. The visit is part of the Committee's current inquiry into visions of EU reform.

Issues

The Committee asks about the UK Government's vision for the future of the EU, as well the specific proposals for reform that the UK Government has put forward. In particular, the Committee explores the four priority areas identified by the Prime Minister, namely sovereignty, competitiveness, fairness for non-eurozone states, and migration.

The Committee will complete its inquiry in early February, and hopes to publish its report the spring.

Witnesses

Tuesday 12 January 2016

  • Jonathan Faull, Director-General, European Commission Task Force for strategic issues related to the UK Referendum

Wednesday 13 January 2016

  • Danuta Hübner MEP (PL), European People's Party (EPP), chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO)
  • Elmar Brok MEP (DE), European People’s Party (EPP),  Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
  • Ashley Fox MEP, European Conservatives and Reformist Group (ECR)
  • Glenis Willmott MEP, Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
  • Catherine Bearder MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
  • Steven Blockmans, Senior Research Fellow and Head of EU Foreign Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam 
  • Henning Vom Stein, Head of Brussels Office, Bertelsmann Staftung
  • Janis Emmanoulidis, European Policy Centre (EPC)
  • Manfred Weber MEP (DE), Head of the European People's Party (EPP)
  • Brian Hayes MEP (IE), European People's Party (EPP)

Further information

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